COVID-19: Three dead, 188 new cases confirmed as total infections rise to 36,157


COVID-19: Three dead, 188 new cases confirmed as total infections rise to 36,157
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during a past press address on the state of COVID-19 in Kenya. PHOTO | COURTESY

Kenya’s Ministry of Health on Sunday said 188 people contracted COVID-19 from a sample size of 3,092 tested in the last 24 hours, bringing to 36,157 the total number of confirmed cases.

From the cases, all are Kenyans except 5 foreigners; 149 of them are males and 39 females, while the youngest is a two-year old child and the oldest is 78 years of age.

Distribution of the cases by counties is as follows; Mombasa (43), Turkana (29), Trans Nzoia (27), Nairobi (23), Kiambu (10), Nakuru (7), Kajiado (7), Uasin Gishu (5), Kilifi (5), Embu (5), Kisumu (4), Kericho (4), Taita Taveta (4), Kitui (2), Nyeri (2), Laikipia (2), Meru (2), Narok (1), Machakos (1), Lamu (1), Samburu (1), Tharaka Nithi (1), Garissa (1) and Kakamega (1).

The 43 cases in Mombasa are from Kisauni (15), Mvita (9), Changamwe and Jomvu (6) cases each, Nyali (5) and Likoni (2). In Turkana, all the 29 cases are from Turkana Central while in Trans Nzoia, the 27 cases are from Saboti (21), Kiminini (4) and Endebes (2).

In Nairobi, the 23 cases are from Dagoretti North (4), Kibra and Langata (3) cases each, Embakasi Central and Westlands (2) cases each, Dagoretti South, Embakasi North, Embakasi South, Embakasi West, Kamukunji, Kasarani, Makadara, Ruaraka and Starehe (1) case each.

In Kiambu, the 10 cases are from Thika (6), Kiambu Town (2), Lari and Ruiru (1) case each. In Nakuru, the 7 cases are from Naivasha (6) and Nakuru West (1), while the 7 cases in Kajiado, are in Kajiado East (4) and Kajiado North (3).

The CS Mutahi Kagwe-led ministry said 296 people also recovered from the disease, 28 of them under the Home-Based Care Program and 268 discharged from various hospitals, taking the total recoveries 23,067.

Three patients however succumbed to the disease bringing the fatality to 622.

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